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 Post subject: Boxster Tapping Noise
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Hi

Thanks for reading this any help or advice you can give would be much appreciated

I have owned my current Boxster for around 2 years its a 987 gen 1 2.7 with 20,000 miles totally mint, full main dealer service history

It had a major service around 8 months ago at Porsche Reading

I have noticed a ticking sound as below (although not my car it sounds exactly the same)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOCZsBIIXNA

No here's the thing its only done it twice yesterday and around 9 months ago, interestingly both times its happened its been the day after it has been jacked the night before on one corner to clean the wheel arches/brakes/wheels

Could it be to do with the oil draining away from a certain area and causing the noise ?

On both occasions the sound has gone after around 10 minutes

Its never made the sound if the car hasn't been jacked up with a trolley jack (in correct position using a puck) on one corner the night before ?

What are your thoughts ?

The car is now out of warranty

Any help much appreciated :D

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Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Boxster Tapping Noise
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:20 pm 
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Would need to hear it but could be a hydraulic tappet tapping, they sometimes drain down. I found when I ran 15w/50 rather than the thinner 0w/40 that Porsche spec mine was definitely quieter. The other possibility is a slack timing chain because the tensioner is poorly, that'd need investigation.

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Thanks for the reply

That confirms what someone else said to me

I have 0W 40 in it at the moment (Mobile 1 from Porsche)

Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:37 pm 
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tr7v8 wrote:
Would need to hear it but could be a hydraulic tappet tapping, they sometimes drain down. I found when I ran 15w/50 rather than the thinner 0w/40 that Porsche spec mine was definitely quieter. The other possibility is a slack timing chain because the tensioner is poorly, that'd need investigation.


Agree..............................................gnats pi$$ probably to blame :shock:


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roadster987 wrote:
Thanks for the reply

That confirms what someone else said to me

I have 0W 40 in it at the moment (Mobile 1 from Porsche)

Paul

When I had the Boxster I ran Comma Motorsport 5W/50 (not 15w/50). It drove better & was quieter. Worth a try.
Used to get it from these guys:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Bottles-Com ... Sw4iRWE7yy

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